Thursday, April 28, 2011

SHOP OF THE WEEK: Prettycheap


Ah can you hear the ocean waves? feel the sand between your toes? Thats how I feel when I looked at the "Cockle Shell Earrings" (shown above) made by Nina, The Frugal Artisan. Nina runs on of my favorite etsy shops: Prettycheap. If you haven't had a chance to stop into her shop I highly suggest you do cause I know that there are so many things for Mothers Day that you can find in any budget.

Nina describes her shop as "I make things of value at inexpensive prices! Many things! Though my flagship line is in original jewelry, I also offer fine needlework on cards and unique home decor. Look at my 'sold orders' from years past. There are felt toys and hand bound books. Pablo Picasso said, "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." So it is with trying new techniques in my home studio. Next? Watch me try gold leafing in 2011!"

Her shop identity started from something that happened to her father. She explained the background of her shop and her father to me "My dad used to be a private art gallery owner
 and there were many years of lean times. When he had a clearance sale before finally retiring, the customers jammed the place. The lesson I learned? People WANT original work, but are held back by the high price. I decided to fill a niche and make affordable artisan crafts available to the discriminating customer."

It is very important to know this about Nina's shop "Nothing sets my work apart from the competition except price. Look closely at the photos. You'll see the same precious metals, gemstones, pearls, and crystals. You'll see the same great expert techniques such as in wire work and beading. You'll see some pretty special design and styles too."

My favorite part when interviewing Nina was her response to $1 million. I have to share this since Earth day is coming up!
If Nina had $1 million "The closest thing to my heart is saving Mother Earth. The earth and it's animals do not have a voice and I have spoken for them in the past and plan to into the future. I would give all the money to the Sierra Club!"

Nina ships internationally and is offering the
following sale this week to all our readers:

Use SWEETTWEET at checkout for instant 10% off any order

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter From The Etsy Twitter Team!

Giggling children, dying eggs, chocolate bunnies and baby chicks! Looks like Easter is here! As always my talented teammates have wonderful items to celebrate this beloved holiday.

Bunnies Easter Card

by maddesign
by prettywhimsical
by AngelEllie

Honey Bunny Castile Soap on a Rope

Easter Ostara Ornament

by AquarianBath
by FromNancysHeart
by misseskwittys
by scrapwithstyle
by butterflyalley
by DorsetHillBeads
by lindab142
by noteworthycrafts
Once again I Thank You for visiting and allowing me to share these incredibly creative items with you.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and enjoy the holiday with family and friends!

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pretty In Pink With The Etsy Twitter Team

What a wonderful time of year to enjoy beautiful Spring weather! This is also my favorite seasons to enjoy my favorite ultra feminine color PINK. Todays post is all about Pretty In Pink with the Etsy Twitter Team!

Soft Pink Newborn Cocoon and Beanie Hat Set

by BeautifulPhotoProps
by prettywhimsical
by RegalCottage
by yarncoture
by MommaGoddess
by FromNancysHeart

Personalized Love Bug Tile Coasters

by AngelEllie 

Rock'n Hearts on Coffee Brown in Pink and Hot Pink

 3/8 inch wide printed Grosgrain Ribbon B

by scrapwithstyle

Fancy Glitzy 6x6 Pocketfold Wedding Invitation
by GlitzyEvents
by LMcreation
by misseskwittys
by FrostedTreats
by amievoltaire
by threepeats
by knittingguru
So many pretty and cute items!
Join me next time for more wonderful items by the Etsy Twitter Team!

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Friday, April 1, 2011

April Showers Bring Blue Skies And Sunshine

Around the country the weather has definitely given me something to write about! Sporadic days of rain and downpours to sunny and HOT the next! I thought what a terrific theme  to use wonderful blues and uplifting vibrant yellows create to create this weeks post!

Beyond ocean beach fine art print

by RobinMariaPedrero

Yellow Agate Gemstone Single Wrap 

Black Leather Handmade Bracelet

by MindyG

by MoonlightDreams 

Sunny Vintage Glass Earrings

by madcandy 

by NovaScotiaBeachglass 

Raw Unrefined Shea Butter 13 oz

by AquarianBath 

by smutopia

Busy Bee Tile Magnets, Set of 3

by AngelEllie
by mysassyglass 
Hope you smiled and enjoyed this weeks little post!

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